200 backstroke update

The Badgers will have a pair of swimmers in the championship final of the 200-yard backstroke tonight after strong swims in the morning prelims.

Junior Maggie Meyer won her heat of the prelims in a season-best time of 1:55.42 and earned the No. 3 overall seed for tonight's final in the event. Senior teammate Candice Peak clocked in at a season-best 1:56.55 to take second in the heat and will be the No. 7 seed.

Meyer's time was just off the pace of her personal-best mark of 1:55.30. She finished fourth in the 200 back at last year's Big Ten meet.

Everyone will be chasing Indiana's Kate Fesenko, who put more than three seconds on the rest of the field with an NCAA "A" qualifying time of 1:52.03

Sara Goff won the second heat in an NCAA "B" qualifying time of 1:58.11, dropping nearly seven seconds off her season-best mark. She closed over her last 50 yards in 29.40, more than a half-second faster than anyone else in the field.

As a result, the senior is in a position to score for the Badgers as the No. 7 seed in the consolation final.

Amie Osten (2:02.92) was fourth and Elle Meinholz (2:03.91) fifth in their section, as well.
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